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that you think we would remember here in america is that teachers rewarding support and grooming teachers are one of the most important things woo can he do and we have a prestigekind of press teen deficit in america and we don't truly value our teachers. if we are going to say our children are our future we need to put the most talented person there in the classroom to teach them. >> the film received a tremendous amount of critical acclaim and priz praise but not without its detractors as well. some feel that you are putting the blame on the unions. how do you respond? >> we made a commitment that we were going to call out all of the obstacles and all of the adults that were not putting kids interests first. there is a lot of those in the movie and one is the teachers unions in so far as to question some things like protecting bad teachers or maybe how you get tenure or the fact that really amazing teachers that are teaching students and doing amazing things are not getting rewarded. i think to question those things is healthy. i don't think it means you are against unions. i am in a un
the legitimacy of the debate. the president is perhaps trying to groom his son. there are other contenders for the presidency and so on. i wonder if you have any view or if you could express a view on the importance of -- you mentioned the planned 2011 parliamentary election. i do not want to concentrate on the election, but the importance of political processes that are seen to be fair and inclusive. you mentioned opposition parties, but for example, could you comment on the importance of an election and that is carried out with agreed upon rules and a transparent way that will perhaps address these legitimacy questions around the government? >> well, i think your question sets the table very well. obviously, it is essential for yemen to have free and fair elections. i think that the national dialogue is essential. we have worked very hard on promoting this goal. obviously, we are going to have a hard time getting there if we do not emphasize the government's aspect of this. we have spoken to the secretary at the yemen conference, making a point of underscoring the need for a unified yeme
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